Licensed Care Coordinator, Behavioral Health

Magellan Health Services
Washington, DC
Apr 06, 2021
Apr 10, 2021
Program Manager
Full Time
Candidates must be open to work in Washington DC and must hold an active independent-level Behavioral Health or RN license in DC (LISW, LPCC, etc.). If outside of DC you need current state of residence license along with DC license.Independently coordinates care of individual clients with application to identified populations using assessment, care planning, implementations, coordination, monitoring and evaluation for cost effective and quality outcomes. Duties performed are either during face-to-face home visits or facility based depending on the assignment. Promotes the appropriate use of clinical and financial resources in order to improve the quality of care and member satisfaction. Assists with orientation and mentoring of new team members as appropriate. May act as a team lead for non-licensed care coordinators.Provides care coordination to members with behavioral health conditions identified and assessed as requiring intensive interventions and oversight including multiple, clinical, social and community resources.Conducts in depth health risk assessment and/or comprehensive needs assessment which includes, but is not limited to psycho-social, physical, medical, behavioral, environmental, and financial parameters.Communicates and develops the care plan and serves as point of contact to ensure services are rendered appropriately (eg, during transition to home care, back up plans, community based services).Implements, coordinates, and monitors strategies for members and families to improve health and quality of life outcomes.Develops, documents and implements plan which provides appropriate resources to address social, physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and supportive needs.Acts as an advocate for members' care needs by identifying and addressing gaps in care.Performs ongoing monitoring of the plan of care to evaluate effectiveness.Measures the effectiveness of interventions as identified in the members care plan.Assesses and reviews plan of care regularly to identify gaps in care, trends to improve health and quality of life outcomes.Collects clinical path variance data that indicates potential areas for improvement of case and services provided.Works with members and the interdisciplinary care plan team to adjust plan of care, when necessary.Educates providers, supporting staff, members and families regarding care coordination role and health strategies with a focus on member-focused approach to care.Facilitates a team approach to the coordination and cost effective delivery to quality care and services.Facilitates a team approach, including the Interdisciplinary Care Plan team, to ensure appropriate interventions, cost effective delivery of quality care and services across the continuum.Collaborates with the interdisciplinary care plan team which may include member, caregivers, member`s legal representative, physician, care providers, and ancillary support services to address care issues, specific member needs and disease processes whether, medical, behavioral, social, community based or long term care services. Utilizes licensed care coordination staff as appropriate for complex cases.Provides assistance to members with questions and concerns regarding care, providers or delivery system.Maintains professional relationship with external stakeholders, such as inpatient, outpatient and community resources.Generates reports in accordance with care coordination goals.Other Job RequirementsResponsibilities5 years' post-licensure clinical experience.Knowledge of various public and private services available for individuals with mental illness.Knowledge of hospital procedures governing the discharge of individuals with mental illness.Associate's Degree in Nursing required for RNs, or Master's Degree in Social Work or Healthcare-related field, with an independent license, for Social Workers.Licensed in State that Services are performed and meets Magellan Credentialing criteria.Experience in utilization management, quality assurance, home or facility care, community health, long term care or occupational health required.Experience in analyzing trends based on decision support systems.Business management skills to include, but not limited to, cost/benefit analysis, negotiation, and cost containment.Knowledge of referral coordination to community and private/public resources.Requires detailed knowledge of cost-effective coordination of care in terms of what and how work is to be done as well as why it is done, this level include interpretation of data.Ability to make decisions that require significant analysis and investigation with solutions requiring significant original thinking.Ability to determine appropriate courses of action in more complex situations that may not be addressed by existing policies or protocols.Decisions include such matters as changing in staffing levels, order in which work is done, and application of established procedures.Ability toestablish strong working relationshipswith clinicians, hospital officials and service agency contacts. Computer literacy desired.Ability to maintain complete and accurate enrollee records. Effective verbal and written communication skills.General Job InformationTitleLicensed Care Coordinator, Behavioral Health- Washington DCGrade23Work ExperienceClinicalEducationMasters (Required)License and Certifications - RequiredDL - Driver License, Valid In State - Other, LISW - Licensed Independent Social Worker - Care Mgmt, LMHC - Licensed Mental Health Counselor - Care Mgmt, LMSW - Licensed Master Social Worker - Care Mgmt, LPCC - Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor - Care Mgmt, LPN - Licensed Practical Nurse - Care Mgmt, PSY - Psychologist - Care Mgmt, RN - Registered Nurse, State and/or Compact State Licensure - Care MgmtLicense and Certifications - PreferredMagellan Health Services is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Tobacco-free workplace. EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled. 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